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Stark photographs show migrants risking death while crossing the Alps

Abdullhai, 38, from Guinea, is helped by a friend as they climb the Alps. (Picture: Reuters/Siegfried Modola)

These migrants were photographed while taking on the mammoth task of crossing the Alps during the freezing cold dead of winter.

If you type ‘crossing the alps’ into Google the first pages that come up detail Hannibal’s epic endeavour to march his army over the alpine passes in one of the most incredible stories of military history.

But now hundreds of migrants are attempting to cross from Italy into France through the mountains and evade increasingly stringent border security.

The mountains are treacherous with steep sides and long drops to valleys below. Temperatures can drop… Read the full story

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